Saturday, 23 October 2021
Monday, 18 October 2021
Sunday, 17 October 2021
I happened to watch a short film made in 1968 on a channel called London Live today. It was called "Swan Corner" and was filmed on a summer day in West Wickham. It is of footage of people going about their everyday business, accompanied by music. I loved it and am pleased that someone had the foresight to make such films as it is so interesting to see how almost everything has changed. One thing I noticed that hasn't is the street cleaner's trolley which was pretty much the same as today.
It led me to look for more films and I found this amazing site. London's Screen Archives
I haven't even started to explore it yet but it looks good. Just thought I would share my discoveries in case they are new to you too!Here is a blurry action shot of one taking off. Swans landing and taking off from water are most impressive. And saying that makes me wonder if they ever land on land?!
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
The Record Hall. I had to stand right back to work it out. I just looked it up and it is a workspace which looks very fancy.
And Charles Dickens lived there too! Or at least he lived in a building near this site, which was demolished before the current building was built in the 1890s.
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Sunday, 3 October 2021
You can just about see them here. I had my camera on some weird setting so the pictures are not very clear.
I tried running once, unsuccessfully. In fact I hated it. Painful and no fun. So I greatly admire these people! The fastest runners are running at around 12 or 13 mph all the way. Incredible!